The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and the Home. July 1911, Volume XXV, No. 5.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman sewing the American flag (likely depicts Betsy Ross). 10 1/4" x 14." Thirty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Mennen's Talcum Powder that features a picture search game where readers try to find baby faces in an illustration of clouds. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Five small binding holes on left margin of front cover. The Modern Priscilla is a monthly magazine that was first published in 1887. It absorbed Everyday Housekeeping in 1912 and Home Needlework Magazine in 1917, and the magazine's run ended when it merged with Home Arts Needlecraft Magazine in 1930. Modern Priscilla covers various topics such as sewing and needlework projects, craft ideas, china painting, cooking recipes, home and life advice, the latest fashion trends of the time, and other aspects of domestic living. Fictional short stories are also included. The following are some of the articles and features in this issue: "Centrepiece in Princess Louise Lace" by Emma L. H. Rowe, "Making Wild Roses of Silk or Ribbon: An Enjoyable Occupation for Summer" by W. H. McCuin, "Making Your Child Good" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, "Children's Embroidered Garments: Which Are Easily Made at Home" by Catherine Lee Carter, "A Handsome Lace Hat" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Butterfly and Rose Opera Bag" by Anna Wuerfel Brown, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "A Party in Dutchland" by March, "Misses' Dress in French Knot or Bead Embroidery," "Dainty Cases for Serving Ice Cream" by Mary Mason Wright, "Two Pretty Corset Covers" by Margaret Beech, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Seasonable Salads" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Doilies for Frozen Desserts" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Making New Garments from Old: The Art of Combining Materials" by Bernice Cunningham, "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Priscilla's Dressing Table" by Annette Beacon, and "Embroideries for General Household Use" by Christine Ferry.